Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
Undernutrition makes children susceptible to TB: Experts (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)
Net India 123 - 3/23/2017 12:21:29 PM
"Infants and children under the age of five ... are underweight, according to data provided by the recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 which showed how prevalent undernutrition is in India, thereby increasing the risk of TB in the country.
World Tuberculosis Day: Nutrition plays a huge role in combatting TB
Hindustan Times - 3/23/2017 1:33:04 PM
“Infants and children under the age of five ... are underweight, according to data provided by the recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 which showed how prevalent undernutrition is in India, thereby increasing the risk of TB in the country.
Cote d'Ivoire - Prevalence of underweight, weight for age, female (% of children under 5)
knoema.com - 3/13/2017 3:00:41 AM
Series - Long-definition: Prevalence of underweight children is the percentage of children under age 5 whose weight for ... Series - Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Country-level data are unadjusted ...
66 Children Under the Age of One Die Every Day in Morocco: the World Bank
moroccoworldnews.com - 5/15/2015 10:14:59 AM
Rabat – Despite progress over the years ... wasted. Children’s nutritional status is measured by stunting (height-for-age), underweight (weight –for-age), and wasting (weight-for-height). In 2004, 23 per cent of Moroccan children under five were ...
Undernutrition among children under 5 years of age in Yemen: Role of adequate childcare provided by adults under conditions of food insecurity
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 9/15/2016 11:58:05 PM
Methods: We analyzed data of 3,549 children under the age of 5 years living in rural areas of ... Nutritional status was evaluated by the presence of underweight, stunting, and wasting according to the World Health Organization child growth standards.
Two fifths of Indian children under five are underweight, survey finds
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2012 11:54:18 PM
"Despite impressive growth in our GDP, the level of under-nutrition in the country is unacceptably high. We have also not succeeded in reducing this rate fast enough," the 79-year ... for their age. A total of 58 per cent of children under five surveyed ...
India moves up on the Global Hunger Index yet 40 pc children under five remain underweight
afternoondc.in - 2/23/2014 11:57:25 PM
This was around two years back, in 2012. There was an improvement in India’s ranking in 2013 when the country fared slightly ... suggest that over 40 per cent of India’s children under the age of five are underweight, news of around two lakh metric ...
More than half of under-5 kids in India are anaemic
Times of India - 3/6/2017 3:11:58 PM
In a stark and chilling reminder of the realities of life in India, the recently released family health survey (NFHS 4) results show that over 58% of children below five years ... in the same age group were stunted, 21% were wasted and 36% underweight.
RISK FACTORS FOR UNDERNUTRITIOIN IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD IN GHANA
clubrevit.com - 6/30/2014 11:57:07 PM
However, child age, sex and region were the only variables common in all three indicators (stunting, underweight ... country is a determinant of the basic causes of undernutrition. Diarrhoea is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children under ...
UNICEF: 22% of Children under Five in South-west Suffer Stunted Growth
This Day Live - 8/31/2016 11:04:17 PM
Quoting a 2013 survey, Njoku said studies had shown that malnutrition was prevalent among children of the rich people of the South-west under the age of five ... two years ago. She said the national percentage of underweight children in the country ...
World loses 6 mn under-five children every year: UNICEF
Zee News - 6/23/2015 10:43:18 PM
These figures come despite the headway made since MDGs implementation, as under-five mortality has dropped by over half, underweight ... are 18 years or under, while the poorest children are not only almost twice as likely to die before age five than ...
World Bank to name and shame countries that fail to prevent stunting in children
The Guardian - 9/30/2016 1:53:19 PM
They went from 28% in the mid-2000s to 14% in seven years,” he said. “We’re going to say to every country in the world ... million children under five in 2012. These are children whose height is considerably below the average for their age.
World Nutrition Week | India's dual problem: Under-weight children, over-weight adults
Daily News and Analysis - 9/3/2016 2:29:30 AM
According to the latest available NFHS-4 data 37% of children under the ... below the age of six have been categorised as severely underweight in Maharashtra alone in 2015-16. It is a 5.8% rise when compared to data from the previous years.
Malnutrition among children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): does geographic location matter?
bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com - 4/25/2010 11:57:02 PM
Specifically, nutritional status of children under the age of 5 indicated deterioration in terms of acute malnutrition (stunting, wasting and underweight ... the country, repeated looting of crops by armed groups and general insecurity over many years ...
What is malnutrition?
WHO - 7/7/2016 11:55:12 PM
Malnutrition affects people in every country. Around 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight, while 462 million are underweight. An estimated 41 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight ... age around the world affected by anaemia ...